Road Reports Feb 16, 2020

Please share road reports. Conditions change very quickly this time of year. High elevation roads may have several inches of snow. Be prepared for snow/ice, rocks and trees in the road and remember there is no cell phone service.

Yellow Pine: Since Wednesday Yellow Pine has received 2 1/2″ new snow (Sunday morning), and a total of 31″ of snow on the flat. Local streets have a snow floor, some have been plowed, others packed by light traffic. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN.
link: Local Forecast
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: Wednesday (Feb 12) mail truck driver (Robert) the highway has a snow floor and good traveling this morning.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:

South Fork Road: Saturday (Feb 15) “South Fork road is great with a broken ice floor and just a little bit of new snow up toward Warm Lake; usually ice around every shaded section of road.” -LI
Wednesday (Feb 12) mail truck driver (Robert) reports the road is icy from Warm Lake to Reed ranch, on the lower parts bare pavement in sunny stretches.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Saturday (Feb 15) “East fork is a packed ice floor. There is bushel-basket sized rock, frozen down, about ten miles from Yellow Pine but you can get past. Stop and throw rocks off the road so the next person has a good trip.” -LI
Wednesday (Feb 12) mail truck driver (Robert) reports a couple of big rocks in the road, the biggest is about halfway out and the other closer to the junction, easy to get around.

Lower Johnson Creek Road: Last plowed Wednesday (Feb 12) to Wapiti Meadow including the dump.
Landmark and upper Johnson Creek closed to wheeled vehicles.
link: Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam
link: Johnson Creek Stream Gauge
Note: The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Closed to wheeled vehicles (no current report.)
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed to wheeled vehicles.
Last report Jan 8, 2020 (C&L): “Profile/Big Creek Road – Not suitable for wheeled traffic. There has been enough over snow traffic that the route is easy going for snowmobiles so long as you stay in compacted porting of the road.”
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open.
Report from Midas Gold (McKinsey Lyon) on Feb 7: “Stibnite received 24 inches in the last 24 hours.” FB report of slides on the road between YP and the mine. Photo below courtesy Midas.

link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Closed to wheeled vehicles (no current report.)
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Closed to wheeled vehicles.
Report Jan 8, 2020 (C&L): “There is no evidence of travel up Smith Creek & up to Elk Summit. We would recommend only the most adventurous take on those routes until after the snow sets up.”
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: Closed to wheeled vehicles (no current report.)
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
link: SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′